• Supports legislation requiring minors to wear an ASTM/SEI-approved helmet when riding on public land.

Land Use & Natural Resources

  • Supports manure composting.
  • Supports regenerative pasture management.
  • Supports nutrient management and stormwater run-off regulation.
  • Supports state efforts to manage the deer population.
  • Supports the shared use of state parks and other public lands, including a requirement that farmers who lease public land must leave and maintain a 20-foot border around their crops to permit unobstructed access to trail heads, to promote good environmental practices, and to ensure access for first responders.
  • Supports the inclusion of horses in the definition of livestock.
  • Supports preserving agricultural land.

Equine Welfare


  • Supports the Racehorse Integrity and Safety Act of 2020, which empowers the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to develop national anti-doping and racetrack safety programs.
  • Supports state and national drug-testing policies.
  • Supports state and national track safety programs.
  • Supports the revenue from slots at racetracks to be used to benefit Maryland’s horse racing industry.
  • Supports the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s efforts on behalf of the safety and financial interests of backstretch workers and jockeys, track safety, and the interests of owners and trainers.



(updated - 3/9/21)

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